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PIFS Deputy Secretary welcomed by MPP

posted: 4:30 pm - 25th January 2018

This week the National Office of the Ministry for Pacific Peoples (MPP) hosted an afternoon tea to honour Deputy Secretary General Cristelle Pratt of the Pacific Island Forum Secretariat (PIFS). Read more

Intern making an impact in the workplace

posted: 4:00 pm - 25th January 2018

A young Samoan-Chinese female working as a technology consultant is not too common in New Zealand, but Sanita Betham and Deloitte are working together to change this situation. Read more

Golden opportunity for Pacific MFAT Scholars

posted: 4:00 pm - 25th January 2018

In 2018, a new award is up for grabs at the Prime Minister’s Pacific Youth Awards (PMPYA), where an exceptional, high-achieving international Pacific Scholar will be recognised for their efforts thanks to Pacific Cooperation Foundation (PCF). Read more

Conference series set to intrigue Pasifika and tangata whenua

posted: 10:00 am - 24th January 2018

The three-part Pacific Law , Custom and Constitutionalism Conference series targets the Pasifika diaspora resident in New Zealand as well as tangata whenua and others interested in exploring Pacific law, custom and constitutionalism. Read more

Breaking down stereotypes through family values

posted: 9:45 am - 24th January 2018

When Wellington-based vascular surgeon Tokilupe Taumoepeau started out in medicine, her team kept a tally of how many times she was mistaken for the orderly or cleaner when she entered a ward in scrubs. Read more